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Dr Mariana Muelbert

BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr Mariana Muelbert

Research Field

Maternal & infant nutrition, Preterm health, Human milk composition & lactation


University of Auckland

A dedicated and inquisitive scientist, Dr Mariana Muelbert is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.

Fuelled by a passion for nutrition and unwavering curiosity, she studies maternal and infant health, specialising in preterm birth, growth, metabolism and development. Mariana’s research is predominantly centred on human milk composition and lactation

Driven by a commitment to enhance health outcomes for mothers and infants, Mariana actively contributes to the fields of perinatal nutrition, and the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Noteworthy career milestones include the recognition of her PhD thesis on the Dean of Graduate Studies List (excellence), and a Nutrition Research Award at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Mariana’s work stands as a testament to her ongoing dedication to improving the well-being of mothers and infants globally.

Dr Mariana Muelbert

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